APWA Chapter Leaders' Announcements 7.27.20

  • Chapter PWX@Home
  • ELA Applications due August 7: Encourage someone to apply today!
  • Thirty-one Chapters to receive PACE
  • APWA needs Chapter Meeting Minutes
  • To request a Board Member or CEO at a virtual event...

Chapter PWX@Home

The APWA Utilities and Public Rights-of-Way (UPROW) Committee is focused on actively identifying new resources, state-of-the-art technology, and innovative approaches to assist managers, users, contractors, and elected officials in the ongoing formulation of public policy and local and state ordinances, as well as identifying best practices for the management of public rights-of-way.
In August, the opening month of PWX@Home, a 12-month opportunity for learning and collaboration between APWA members, UPROW is the focus. 
Chapters that would like to hold events related to the PWX@Home topic of the month are encouraged to label these events with the following intro title “Chapter PWX@Home: [your event name],” along with promoting the event with the hashtag, “#chapterPWXathome”. All chapter events listed through the chapter website templates will automatically be posted on the Chapter/Branch Events Calendar. 
In addition, there will be a ‘Spotlight On’ Series – and chapters should consider hosting a virtual watch party with a discussion afterwards or feature a subject matter expert from the local area for a lunch and learn opportunity. Another consideration is hosting a chapter virtual ‘Happy Hour’ and discussing UPROW issues.
Click here for more information on PWX@Home.

ELA Applications due August 7: Encourage someone to apply today!

The Emerging Leaders Academy provides intensive leadership and management training within the context of public works.

This year-long national program encourages professional growth through a strong network of peers and offers an in-depth introduction to APWA at the national, chapter and branch levels.

The candidates must be professionals who have been working in the field of public works for no more than ten years, or have been working for longer than ten years but have been promoted into their first leadership role within the past three years. Candidates shall have demonstrated an interest in advancing their careers within the profession.
To learn how to apply for the program or for more information, click here.

Thirty-one Chapters to receive PACE

A total of 31 chapters will receive the Presidential Award for Chapter Excellence (PACE) for 2020.
Region I– New England
Region II– New York Metro
Region III- Mid-Atlantic, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee
Region IV– Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana
Region V– Chicago Metro, Illinois, Ohio, and Wisconsin
Region VI– Iowa, Kansas, KC Metro, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska
Region VII– Arizona and Texas
Region VIII– Monterey Bay, Nevada, Northern California, Sacramento, San Diego/Imperial Counties, Silicon Valley, Southern California, and Ventura
Region IX– Colorado and Oregon

APWA needs Chapter Meeting Minutes

Chapters should send minutes of board/executive committee meetings to APWA, including minutes from any virtual meeting. Please send the meeting minutes to Rhonda Wilhite at rwilhite@apwa.net.

To request a Board Member or CEO at a virtual event...

Chapters holding virtual events can submit a request for the APWA President, President-Elect, Past President, a Technical Director, your Regional Director or the APWA CEO to participate. Please use the request form provided here.

Please use the same form to request a presentation from one of the Technical Committees or to request APWA staff to discuss focused membership recruitment, retention and/or hold a strategic planning session.
For additional assistance regarding requesting a visit, contact Teresa Hon at 800-848-2792, ext. 5224, or thon@apwa.net.